Bobby Watson: Quiet As It's Kept (2000)
Bobby Watson has recorded on and off for RED Records since the mid-1980s. His RED releases, all critically acclaimed, comprise an impressive collection had he never recorded another note. His other RED recordings include Round Trip
, Appointment in Milano
, Love Remains
, This Little Light of Mine
, and now Quiet As It’s Kept
. All are uniformly fine and daring, just like the saxophonist himself. > Ballads with a Latin Fragrance.
Recorded in New York by guitarist Lenny Argese in August of 1998, Quiet As It’s Kept
is universally a ballad collection with a Latin nose. Joined by a host of studio veterans, Watson expertly brews a beautifully soft and thoughtful compilation of originals and not-so-standard standards. Watson’s tone is simply perfect as are his arrangements and compositions. Watson’s support provides a plush and delicate base supporting his effortless, masculine performances. I typically offer disc highlights, but this collection, taken as a whole deserves the listener’s total attention. This recording has no weakness. Totally transparent Music that is roundly recommended.
Track Listing: Looking Into Your Eyes; Always a Friend; Afternoon in Ottobrun; Just Bobby Watson: Alto and Soprano Saxophones, Terell Stafford: Trumpet; Orrin Evans: Piano; Lenny Argese: Guitar; Curtis Lundy: Bass; Ralph Peterson: Drums; Marlon Simon: Percussion; Pamela Watson: Vocals.
Personnel: Bobby Watson: alto and soprano saxophones, Terell Stafford: trumpet; Orrin Evans: piano; Lenny Argese: guitar; Curtis Lundy: bass; Ralph Peterson: drums; Marlon Simon: percussion; Pamela Watson: vocals.
Record Label: Red Records